Staff Software Engineer - McD Tech Labs

3+ months agoMountain View, CA

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McD Tech Labs is the recently established Silicon Valley based technology development group within McDonald's Corporation. Our mission is to deliver advanced technology solutions that address real-world, data driven needs in the McDonald's Restaurant environment. We are focused on using state-of-the-art Machine Learning, AI, and related technologies along with McDonald's unparalleled scale to completely transform the customer experience!

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We are seeking to hire aStaffEngineer to join our growingapplied researchteamin Core Technology! This isahands-on technical leadership rolereporting to the Director of Speech & Machine Learning,where you will spend most of your timewriting code,with additional responsibilities supporting appliedresearcherswith design and integration expertise,and mentorship of other hardworking engineers.We are looking for someone who has extensive experience wrangling large Python codebasesused both for research and production applications.

AsaStaffEngineer, you will have the technical authority toguide other engineersin our core technology team to tackle sophisticated algorithmic challenges,ship novel AI features, and refactor and improve existing code.


  • Design, implement, and improve Core Application frameworks and platforms in Python, including identifying and correcting problematic code and design patterns
  • Creatively balance the demands of production-level software engineering with exploratory research and development
  • Lead by exampleonthe use ofindustry Best Practices for software engineering, including policy judgments on code style, API design, documentation, development patterns, and libraryuse
  • Drivethe development and application of tools for managing complex datadependencies


Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

Required Qualifications
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineeringor similar field, or equivalent professional experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience developing software inPython
  • 3+ years of experience in Linux environments
  • Quick learner and ability to rapidly contribute to the team
  • Comfortable rapidly prototyping solutions to novel problems

  • Professional experience with multilingual / localized software applications
  • Experienceusingmachine learning toolkits such asPyTorch,Tensorflow, MXNet, or similar
  • Professional experience with C++, Java, or Go
  • Experience withConversational AI,Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, or other related fields

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